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Nov 05, 2013
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Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi: I Don't Want to Be Tried in Tripoli

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Source: The Internet

Following are excerpts from a report on Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi, son of the former Libyan leader, which aired on Alassema TV (via the Internet) on November 5, 2013.


Reporter: Seif Al-Islam is kept behind these doors, and there is silence everywhere. Seif Al-Islam's lawyer told us that his client refuses to appear in the media. We tried to convince him of the importance of the interview. We could not be sure that our efforts would bear fruit.


But then the lawyer returned, and suggested that we ask only three questions – about his health, whether he receives visits by family and human rights groups, and about the venue of his trial.


This is what he answered.


Reporter: How is your health?


Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi: Allah be praised.


Reporter: Second question, do you receive visits from human rights groups?


Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi: Yes.


Reporter: Why did you say that you want your trial to continue in Zintan, rather than being transferred to Tripoli?


Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi: Zinan is in Libya, so there is no problem. What's the difference?


Reporter: You don't think that there are problems between Tripoli and Zintan?


Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi: What kind of problems?


Reporter: With regard to you.


Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi: Is Zintan part of Libya, or not?


Reporter: It is.


Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi: That's it, then.


Reporter: Thank you very much.


Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi: You are welcome.


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